Service Technician and Mechanic Work Injuries
Mechanics and Service Technicians for garages, service centers and other automotive repair shops are in high demand throughout Minnesota – especially due to the effects of harsh winters on vehicles. But the countless service centers in the state can also be dangerous to workers, as the businesses are often equipped with powerful machines that can malfunction and cause injuries.
If you or a loved one suffered an injury while working in a garage or other automotive service center, Fields Law Firm is here to help. We’re the one of the largest work injury law firms in Minnesota, and we can give you the guidance and advice you need to make the right decisions. Just dial 1-888-343-5375 or complete a free online form.
Client Success Story
Our law firm represented an airplane mechanic who broke his right hand when he fell at work. The mechanic earned a high wage and the nature of the injury to his dominant hand made it unlikely that he would be able to return to his pre-injury occupation.
Our work injury attorneys fought to include the cost of retraining in the settlement against his employer and insurer and helped the injured mechanic obtain a settlement in the amount $115,000.
Common Service Technician and Mechanic Work Injuries
Common injuries that workers in the automotive repair business may suffer include:
- Crushing Injuries
Automotive workers frequently work on the undercarriages of cars that are elevated with jacks and other hydraulic equipment. If the equipment fails or the cars slide off, the workers underneath may be crushed.
- Burn Injuries
Vehicles produce large amounts of heat, especially when engines are revved to diagnose problems. If service technicians come into contact with parts of cars before they have cooled, the workers can suffer serious burn injuries.
- Chemical Injuries
Garages and other service shops work with chemicals, such as motor oil, brake fluid, antifreeze, hydraulic fluid, cutting oil, and other caustic liquids. If workers are exposed to these chemicals, they can suffer chemical burns, blindness, neurological problems, cancer, and more.
What’s your next step?
our Minnesota workers’ compensation law firm knows that workers like you who were hurt in service centers have many questions and few answers. Our workers’ compensation attorneys are here to guide you in the right direction when you’re hurt at work. Contact us today, and see how we can help.